Sunday, 13 February 2011

FO: Beautiful Bolero

Pattern: Falling Leaves, Let's Knit Sept 2010, size: 10
Yarn: King Cole Merino Blend DK in Cranberry (x7)
Mods: none (that I know of....), except that I wet blocked it rather than pressing it. Oh and I sewed it up with embroidery thread instead of wool, to make me take my time with it.

Well, I'm really rather proud of this. Though it has been the damn bolero, bloody bolero (and several worse things), I love it now. Wore it for the Valentine's Supper we had last night, and my other half was rather impressed with my skills :) At the start, I enjoyed making it; it was always going to be a bit of a slog getting through my first garment (especially the back), but I'm really glad I did it with this, with no fretting about fit or shaping. Though somehow managed to run out of wool really near the end; fortunately my LYS had another ball in the same dyelot :)

Overall, great colour, useful thing, enjoyed making it at first but it became a bit of a slog, though now I'm really pleased with it!!